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Fallen soldier's mother: 'Trump did disrespect my son'

President Trump in a tweet Wednesday denied that he had told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa this month that her husband "must have known what he signed up for." But the mother of the fallen soldier stood behind the account, saying that Trump "did disrespect" the family with his

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-10-18 16:03:00

Trump: Comey 'lied and leaked' and protected Clinton

President Donald Trump's early morning tweets come in the wake of news that James Comey had drafted a statement exonerating Clinton before the investigation was over. | Mandel Ngan/Getty Images President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey "lied and leaked" information

POLITICO - 2017-10-18 11:31:44

Top General's Grief Becomes Political Talking Point for Trump

President Barack Obama, in 2009, saluting the remains of a soldier at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press WASHINGTON - Four days after his son died in Afghanistan, John F. Kelly, then a Marine Corps general, eulogized two Marines killed by a truck bomb

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-10-18 00:35:42

Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes a top Russian banker was not "acting on his own behalf" when he held a controversial meeting

NBC NEWS - 2017-10-18 00:12:00

Rand wrecks GOP unity again

Sen. Rand Paul may be the sole GOP "no" vote on the budget - just as he was on the GOP's January budget that led to the failure on Obamacare. | John Shinkle/POLITICO President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders are desperate for a show of legislative unity on tax reform after the collapse of Obama

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 21:58:41

White House denies Trump joked about Pence being anti-gay

Reporter Jane Mayer wrote that President Donald Trump joked during a meeting about gay rights that a visitor shouldn't bother asking Vice President Mike Pence's opinion because, Trump reportedly said, "He wants to hang them all!" | Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House is hitting back at The New Y

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 20:39:49

Here's the real reason Gregg Popovich hates Donald Trump so much

(CNN)On Monday night, following President Donald Trump's controversial comments about whether past presidents called or wrote letters to the families of American soldiers killed in action, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called The Nation's Dave Zirin and absolutely unloaded on the comm

CNN - 2017-10-17 19:42:21

"A deranged animal": Trump's newest lie about Obama is causing fury inside and outside the military

President Trump lies so often, and on such an astonishingly wide array of topics, that it's rare for any single one of them to spark as much raw fury as his baseless accusation that Barack Obama and other previous presidents didn't call the families of fallen American troops to offer condolences. Fo

VOX - 2017-10-17 18:10:01

On Fox News, Hillary Clinton's 'shadow presidency' never ends

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Near the end of Monday's impromptu White House news conference, Fox News reporter John Roberts asked President Trump what he thought of a story that had little

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-10-17 16:25:00

Trump 'surprised' by 'dishonesty in the media'

"I thought after I won, the media would become much more stable and much more honest. They've gone crazy," President Donald Trump said. | Susan Walsh/AP President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was "surprised" by what he perceived as the media's continued antipathy towards him after last year's

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 15:41:33

FCC chairman defends First Amendment after Trump broadcaster threats

'I believe in the First Amendment,' Pai said at a telecom law event in Washington, without mentioning Trump by name. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday defended the First Amendment and said his agency can't revoke the license of a broadcaster based on its content, six days after President Donald Trum

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 15:21:28

White House tells Corker: Stop 'name calling and get back to work'

"You know, sadly, Senator Corker hasn't called me, but if he'd like to visit, I'd be happy to talk to him and certainly see if we could get him back on board and do, frankly, what the people of Tennessee elected him to do," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. | Chip Somodevilla

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 14:22:07

White House: Americans are 'going to be begging for four more years of President Trump'

"He's had an incredibly successful first nine months in office, and I think the next three and a half, or two and a half, three years, are going to be equally as successful," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicted Tuesd

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 13:57:06

Conway responds to McCain's nationalism comment

"Well, I just don't see that in the president's agenda or in his philosophy. His moorings are conservative, and he is governing as a center-right president who believes that we pay too much in taxes, that we're overregulated, that we have not taken terrorists seriously," Kellyanne Conway said. | Ma

POLITICO - 2017-10-17 13:55:22

Kelly tried to keep his son's death out of politics. Trump had other ideas.

For the past seven years, Gen. John F. Kelly has gone out of his way to keep the death of his son free from politics. He did not talk about him when - just four days after his death in southern Afghanistan - Kelly found himself commemorating two other Marines killed in combat, in a moving speech in

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-10-17 12:54:00

Trump is buttering up exactly the wrong senator if he wants to pass tax reform

President Donald Trump spent the weekend with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) playing golf, in another chapter of a reportedly growing friendship between the two. "Sen. Rand Paul considers President Trump a personal friend; they had a great time playing today," Paul's spokesperson Sergio Gor told reporters af

VOX - 2017-10-17 12:00:02

Donald Trump May Have Just Unintentionally Sparked A Bipartisan Obamacare Bill

Republican lawmakers, and even the president himself, seem a bit spooked by the damage his latest act of sabotage may cause. After President Trump threw his most destructive grenade yet into the Obamacare insurance markets, Republican lawmakers on Monday said they felt a renewed sense of urgency to

DAILY BEAST - 2017-10-17 00:50:00

Hostage Held Captive by Taliban-Linked Group Didn't Believe Donald Trump Was President

A Canadian man who was rescued in Pakistan last week after five years in captivity said he initially didn't believe his kidnappers when they told him Donald Trump was president of the United States. "It didn't enter my mind that he was being serious," Joshua Boyle said in a recent interview with the

TIME - 2017-10-16 20:03:18

Trump: Military 'shouldn't have to be' distributing food in Puerto Rico

U.S. Army 1st Special Force Command helps deliver food and water in the wake of the devastation left across the island of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump said military personnel assisting in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts "shouldn't have to be" dis

POLITICO - 2017-10-16 19:39:45

Florida Republican Who Once Claimed Alien Abduction Announces House Bid

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is joining the GOP primary for Ros-Lehtinen's open seat Former Doral, Florida, city councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera once claimed aliens took her up in their spacecraft controlled by quartz stones. Now she's running for Florida's open 27th District seat in 2018.(bet

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2017-10-16 19:17:17